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LeftStreamed: Left Alternatives to Social Democracy
March 30, 2014
Discussion with three prominent left activists (Leo Panitch, Roger Rashi and Adolph Reed Jr.) about Left Alternatives to Social Democracy. Organized by the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly and recorded in Toronto, 16 March 2014.
by Steve Ellner | March 29, 2014
The Venezuelan opposition and much of the media use the term 'peaceful protests' to distinguish gatherings of protesting students and other young people from the more violent actions including vandalism and shootings carried out by those outside of the university community.
review by Cyrus Bina | March 28, 2014
Voltaire, a well-known social critic and philosopher of the eighteenth century, who reportedly had also a cordial meeting with Adam Smith, once said "I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord! make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it."
Bullet #959: Hassan Husseini's CLC Challenge
by Cindy McCallum Miller | March 28, 2014
This year's Canadian Labour Congress convention might be worth attending after all. With a presidential challenge in the air, labour leaders will have to trade in their silk shirts for a pair of overalls to show they still are connected to the working-class in order to seek the support of delegates.
Bullet #958: Neoliberalism and the Decline of Democracy
by John Weeks | March 27, 2014
In one of his last books Eric Hobsbawm argued that the conflict between capitalism and communism determined the course of the twentieth century (thus the title, The Age of Extremes: the Short Twentieth Century, 1914-1991). This confrontation of socioeconomic ideologies without doubt dominated European and global history, especially after 1945.
What's New: On the front lines of Canadian labour
| March 26, 2014
Social justice, political freedom, human rights and conservation are often examined by creative artists across a wide spectrum of disciplines. The same cannot be said for the plight of workers and for the challenges faced by trade unions. They seldom attract the attention of creative artists.
What's New: The 2014 Peoples' Social Forum
| March 26, 2014
The first ever pan-Canadian social forum will be held this year in Ottawa from August 21 to 24. More than 10,000 participants from all over Canada are expected to come to the University of Ottawa to discuss ways and means of combating the austerity policies of the Harper regime and the provincial governments.
The battle over Palestine is raging-and Israel is losing April 18, 2014
Former Toronto Mayor David Crombe on waterfront development April 17, 2014
Fair Wages Now Takes On Temp Agencies! April 17, 2014
Reviving Labor From Below April 17, 2014
BRICS and the tendency to sub-imperialism April 16, 2014
The U.S./NATO Enlargement Project April 16, 2014
Why a state funeral for Jim Flaherty? April 16, 2014
Big Oil's bad week April 16, 2014
We need a tipping point toward climate justice April 16, 2014In The News archive:
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| 6:00pm, Monday April 21, 2014
OISE, Room 2-211, 252 Bloor Stret West, Toronto.
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The Possibility and Challenges of the Left in Government in Greece and the May 25 European Elections
Leo Panitch is member of the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly, is Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University. Editor of The Socialist Register, his books include Working Class Politics in Crisis (1986); The End of Parliamentary Socialism (with Colin Leys, 1997). He is the co-author with Sam Gindin of The Making of Global Capitalism (2012), winner of the 2013 Deutscher Memorial Prize.
Presented by The Chair in Modern Greek History, York University, in partnership with OPIRG-Toronto. | PDF poster
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